The AAIFF, the All Asian Independent Film Festival, has been launched to support independent filmmakers throughout Asia to display their unique ideas, to tell the stories deep down inside their hearts, and to inspire both audiences and other independent filmmakers.

As the sister film festival of ÉCU—the European Independent Film Festival, which has been held in Paris for 19 years, the AAIFF has the ability to harness the rock-solid reputation of ÉCU as being one of the World’s foremost independent film festivals and to help bring global attention to Asia’s independent filmmakers.

Our objective is to offer excellent opportunities for all the Asian independent filmmakers to find audiences for their films, to connect with peers, distributors and talent scouts – and importantly to provide them unforgettable film festival experience.

Prizes range from year to year.

Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however every film must have English subtitles, including the films in English. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure the best screening for our audience.

A synopsis of no more than 180 characters in English, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography also in English are requested upon submission. The films must be completed since 1st of January 2023.

The films must be from one of the countries in the following list:

Overall Rating
  • Terry Ngo

    Thank you All Asian Independent Film Festival for showcasing "Santa Fe Resident Too." It was a pleasure working with all of you.

    November 2023
  • 青 常

    Very good festival!Very good festival

    September 2023
  • Happy to win the best independent award, amazing festival, and a very well-organized great experience!

    November 2022
  • Daniel Belton

    We are delighted and humbled to win Best Experimental Short with this wonderful festival. Thank you Manila and thank you AAIFF for celebrating dance film!

    November 2022
  • Getting to see so many amazing films from all over Asia was such an amazing experience. I'm looking forward to the next festival next year!

    November 2022